They do love attention. There are some wrestlers who are practically lifers. No matter what they do, they seem like they are going to be around the wrestling business in one way or another forever. A lot of that time is going to be spent in the ring, even if they are getting closer to the end of their careers. That is the case for a prominent WWE star, but he has a few highlights left in him.
On Sunday at Clash Of Champions, Sami Zayn defeated AJ Styles and Jeff Hardy in a triple threat ladder match to become the new Intercontinental Champion. The match went on for nearly half an hour and had some very painful as well as creative spots throughout. One of them was an old Hardy classic that looked incredibly dangerous and painful at the same time. It was good enough that it got some major attention.
ESPN’s SportsCenter’s Instagram page shared a clip of Hardy’s Swanton through Zayn through a ladder from Clash Of Champions. The move is something that Hardy has done before in ladder matches, including in his return at WrestleMania 33 in 2017. ESPN occasionally shows clips from WWE and even had a weekly WWE segment on SportsCenter, hosted by Jonathan Coachman.
It’s a pretty nice deal to make it onto their feed. Check out the clip and more of Hardy’s dives:
Opinion: I can understand why WWE would want to see Hardy do things like this but at the same time, Hardy is 43 years old and the idea of seeing him crash through a person and a ladder from that height is kind of hard to take. I cringed more than once during the match and Hardy has been taking those bumps for years. His healthy has not been the best in recent years and things like this are not going to make things any better. It’s a nice accomplishment, but this is getting harder and harder to watch.
What do you think of the dive? Should Hardy stop doing them? Let us know in the comments below.
Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books. Get the latest and greatest in professional wrestling news by signing up for our daily email newsletter. Just look below for “GET EXCLUSIVE UPDATES” to sign up. Thank you for reading!